Moto Villa supplied motors to
SVM, the successor to SWM. The factory was started
by Francesco Villa, brother of champion racer
Walter Villa who rode Aermacchi for Harley Davidson.
||1968 Villa GP250
this extremely rare 250 Grand Prix
(only two were built) was designed
by Francesco Villa the brother of
world champion Walter Villa. During
the 60's & 70's Francesco Villa
was a motorcycle manufacturer and
the Villa 50 & 125 cc race bikes
were ever present on the tracks. In
1968 he decided to build a 250 4 cylinder
with rotary distribution.
The FIM then banned from Grand Prix
machines with more than two cylinders
and this bike never raced and further
development was halted.
|1978 Villa 125 CR
||1986 Moto Villa Daytona 125
||Brothers Francesco and Walter Villa
began building their own machines in
the mid-1960s. Walter raced Villa bikes
before his rise to stardom, securing
three consecutive 250-class World Championships
for Harley-Davidson between 1974 and
’76, to which he added one in
the 350 class.
Manufactured up to 1988, the firm’s
lightweight roadsters,successful moto-cross
and enduro models used motors of Villa’s
own design. From 1986 the roadsters
featured water-cooled engines, such
as the Daytona 125 offered here.
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